Sizing Europe easily won the the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase on Wednesday.
Boylesports have reacted by cutting Sizing Europe to 14/1 (from 16/1) for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.
He remains at 6/1 for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, behind even-money favourite Sprinter Sacre, and he has been introduced at 10/1 for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2013.
Leon Blanche, Head of PR at Boylesports, commented: “His Clonmel win suggests that he is as good as ever. In fact, the step up to three miles does not look as big a risk now as it may have done before his 2m4f Tipperary win. Horses can, of course, stay further as they get older. Whichever route he takes, he remains a top-class horse and an exciting prospect for the season.”